In celebration of their 25th year in the business, the Breedlove Guitar Company introduces four new anniversary acoustic guitar models
esigned in Bend, Oregon, Breedlove Guitars has been utilising exclusive design elements like contemporary body shapes, handcrafted necks, the Breedlove bridge truss system, exotic tonewoods and inlays to deliver a look and sound that is unique to the brand for the past 25 years. Their high-end craftsmanship is evident in the four models that Breedlove is introducing to celebrate their quarter-century in the guitar-building business.
The first Breedlove ever built in 1990 inspired the Kim Breedlove Signature 25th. With a sunken redwood cedar top and figured walnut back and sides, this guitar features the full Kim Breedlove commemorative inlay made of silver, mother of pearl, black pearl, gold pearl and abalone. The model will be a limited edition series of just ten instruments.
“This design was created to represent an abbreviated take on the company history,” explains Kim Breedlove. “Simply, from the top, the creative seed is planted and begins to sprout into a spiral of growth and directions (guitars, mandolins, electrics, ukuleles) and the challenges faced with that growth are gathered together, re-focused and re-branded leading to the company’s 25th year. At the bottom, the seed is re-planted creating a new beginning.”
The Brazilian Concert 25th is built of fully legal Brazilian Rosewood, with a non-cutaway concert body, and includes the Breedlove Bridge Truss system – designed to reduce tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely.
Built off Breedlove’s concert body and including a piece of the Kim Breedlove inspired 25th Anniversary inlay, the Oregon Concert CE 25th includes a full gloss whisky burst and matches Myrtlewood – Breedlove’s signature tonewood – with a Port Orford cedar top. This guitar will be a limited edition run of 100 instruments.
The Pursuit Concert 25th Anniversary represents Breedlove’s internationally crafted product. Built with exotic tonewoods, the model includes a simpler version of the Kim Breedlove designed inlay, along with Koa laminate back and sides, rosette, and headstock veneer. The Pursuit also incorporates a pin-less bridge, Breedlove bridge truss and asymmetrical headstock.
The Kim Breedlove Signature will retail for $13,332 (approx. £8,737), the Brazilian Concert is expected to be priced at $9,332 (approx. £6,116), Oregon Concert CE at $2,665 (approx. £1,746) and the Pursuit Concert 25th Anniversary will retail at $1,065 (approx. £698). For more details visit: breedlovemusic.com